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First report of Eurytoma plotnikovi Nik. (Hymenoptera, Eurytomidae), a seed parasite of pistachio, in Sicily (Italy)

Santi Longo, Pompeo Suma
  • Santi Longo
    Dipartimento di Gestione dei Sistemi Agroalimentari e Ambientali, Sezione Entomologia Agraria, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy | longosan@unict.it
  • Pompeo Suma
    Dipartimento di Gestione dei Sistemi Agroalimentari e Ambientali, Sezione Entomologia Agraria, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy

Abstract

The pistachio seed wasp, Eurytoma plotnikovi Nik.(Hymenoptera, E urytomidae), is a new pest recently arrived in pistachio orchards in central-western Sicily (Italy). Information on the damaging effects of this seed wasp in the affected areas is provided.

Keywords

pistachio seed wasp, new record, Megastigmus pistaciae.

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